Monthly Meetup: A Brief History of Single Page Apps and Google Apps Script

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Shazam! It's SeattleJS time again. Join us the 2nd Thursday in Janaury at Code Fellows for a heart-stopping, death-defying, and spell-binding meetup where we'll be learning about minding gaps and fixing dates. Why are you still reading and not clicking the RSVP button?


Topic 1: A Brief History of Single Page Applications

by David Luecke

@daffl ( | gh daffl (

abstract::JavaScript applications have come a long way the past 8 years. In this talk I'd like to revisit the history of single page applications and how JavaScriptMVC, one of the first client side MVC frameworks and now known as DoneJS, has been dealing with this ever changing landscape.

bio:: David Luecke, a Canadian by way of Germany, is the lead maintainer of CanJS and a core contributor to DoneJS.


Topic 2: Develop Quick Applications with Google Apps Script

by Terry Brady

website (| gh terrywbrady (

abstract:: Google Apps Script ( is a server-side JavaScript implementation with access to the API's for several Google Services. If you are building an application for users who already have a Google account, you can use your JavaScript skills to create an application that can access a user's personal content on Google.

A Google Script application can exist on its own, within a Google Document/Spreadsheet or as a standalone web service. All you need to get started is a Google Drive account. In this presentation, we will walk through the creation of each of these types of applications and discuss how each type of application can be useful.

At the Georgetown University Library, Terry has deployed a number of simple applications ( for library staff using Google Apps Script.

bio:: Terry Brady is a software developer in Seattle working for the Georgetown University Library. Terry is a committer for the DSpace ( repository platform. Terry has built applications for higher education, government, non-profit, and corporate institutions including LexisNexis and the National Archives and Records Administration.


Thank you to Code Fellows for hosting and providing food and beverages!

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